Sunday night's episode of Masterchef has left viewers with a bad taste in their mouth.
The Season 10 contestants were surprised when their loved ones turned up, and learnt they'd be watching on as they competed to impress judges Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan.
Jess Liemantara's mother appeared alongside her 19-year-old daughter, and her comments on her daughter's weight caused viewers to vent to Twitter.
During the episode, Jess' mum was asked if she was proud of her daughter, to which she replied: 'Oh, I'm so proud of her. And she looks very healthy.'
'She called me chubby,' Jess added. 'I'm not sure what it means. I think a lot of mums always do that to their kids. 'You look good. You look healthy'.'
Fans of the show called out Jess' mother for 'fat-shaming' her.
One wrote, 'Nothing like calling your daughter 'chubby' on national TV. Especially when she's tiny.'
Channel 10 are yet to respond to the backlash.
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